Cast Iron


Amazingly, I have not already written a blog post about the Edgar Laing Stores…so here it is. The picture above was taken during a HABS survey in 1971, shortly before the building was demolished as part of an urban renewal project on Manhattan’s Lower West Side. The project wiped out everything you can see in …

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A Last Formal Portrait

The photo above shows the rear, Fourth Avenue side of the Wanamaker store in Greenwich Village. Berenice Abbott took it in 1936 as part of her “Changing New York” project. She had no way of knowing that the store would be abandoned less than twenty years later and would burn down shortly after that in …

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